Prior's Mechanics not so great?!?


#1

I know that it is a well-known belief that Mark Prior has some of the best mechanics in baseball. I was nosing around the web one night, and found a very interesting article titled “Dr Marshall is no fan of Prior’s Motion” thought it would be a good read for someone out there. It really has some interesting stuff

http://www.dailysouthtown.com/southtown/columns/ladewski/x27-lad1.htm


#2

Thanks for posting the article… This explains why Prior has yet to pitch injury free on a consistent basis; He has a lot of potential, and I would love to see him become a dominant pitcher in the league. Although, just as long he doesn’t beat the yankees, of course… :slight_smile:


#3

Those darn yankees. I thought it was an interesting read. I know he did extensive work with Tom House I believe to work on geting those mechanics down perfect. I had the opportunity to watch him pitch live, and I would have to say it is one of the most fluid things I have seen, and his fastball looks a helluva lot harder than it does on TV. It must be those 20" calves :lol:


#4

Haha, yeah, you gotta love them yankees! :smiley: Wow, I would love to see Prior pitch, but being in Alaska, it’s kind of hard to just drive out and go see a ball game, lol. Maybe at the end of this summer, hmmm… But, yeah, I think Prior’s luck is about to change. I see him becoming a dominant pitcher, and hopefully the extensive work that he’s done elevates his game to an even higher level. Altough, I would really hate to see him go to the orioles, :o/ :shock: lol. Did you have a chance to meet him or maybe get his autograph…?


#5

Mark Prior did have some of the best mechanics in baseball. I’ve read the article and there was also a discussion in another board. I still think Priors problems are not his mechanics but his conditioning. The past 2 years he as been injured in the off season so he could do little in the way of conditioning. As far as I know he is health this off season, so lets see what he does this year.


#6

what? his injuries were do not from pitching but injuries during a game situation. hit by line drive. ran into a fielder. he has the stuff just watch him this spring training.


#7

If Mark Prior has such perfect mechanics…

http://www.chrisoleary.com/documents/PitcherAnalysis_MarkPrior.pdf

…then why is it that two other pitchers who have virtually identical mechanics, Paul Byrd…

http://www.chrisoleary.com/documents/PitcherAnalysis_PaulByrd.pdf

…and Anthony Reyes…

http://www.chrisoleary.com/documents/PitcherAnalysis_AnthonyReyes.pdf

…have had serious problems with injuries?

I don’t think Prior’s problems can be written off to poor conditioning and carry-overs from other injuries.